These are uncertain and unprecedented times, and U.S. 1 — like many organizations in our area — has not been spared the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. While our office is currently closed, our staff is still committed to generating interesting and timely content from the safety and social distance of their own homes.

This week’s paper will have a different feel. For the first time since U.S. 1’s earliest days, the Preview section beginning on page 8 will not feature our signature day-by-day calendar of events.

The vast majority of events have been canceled or postponed. Our calendar remains online at www.princetoninfo.com/events, but it is safe to assume that events other than webinars and virtual gatherings have been canceled. We recommend calling the venue or checking online before attending any event. Send information about events and cancellations to events@princetoninfo.com.

We remain committed to supporting the arts and encourage those who are able to donate unused tickets do so rather than accept refunds, or even make a donation to help our cultural neighbors during a challenging time.

We also remain committed to the health and wellbeing of our community. In the weeks ahead stay at home and practice social distancing. But you can still interact with our region by reading books by local writers, visiting local parks, discovering music by area musicians, or watching films that take place in our region — see some recommendations.

State orders to shut down restaurants, gyms, and other businesses and places where people gather are also causing us to reimagine U.S. 1’s long-standing practice of hand-delivering the paper. This week’s paper will be distributed to U.S. 1’s existing outdoor newsboxes, which will be filled on Wednesday, March 18, and refilled over the weekend.

Boxes are located throughout Princeton’s central business district along Nassau and Witherspoon streets; at the Princeton Junction, Hamilton, and Trenton train stations; and in downtown Trenton outside the Riverfront Executive Center, Capitol, State Museum, and new courthouse.

If your business is open and would like the paper delivered at this time, please contact Megan Durelli at mdurelli@communitynews.org or call 609-396-1511, ext. 105. Our deliverer would be happy to leave a stack of papers outside of your door to minimize person-to-person contact.

As always, every story from the paper will be available online at www.princetoninfo.com. To receive a complete weekly story list by email, subscribe to our newsletter at tinyurl.com/us1newsletter.

We may be working remotely, but we remain fully reachable by phone and email. U.S. 1’s main line is 609-452-7000. For business coverage, contact Diccon Hyatt: dhyatt@princetoninfo.com or 609-396-1511, ext. 122. For arts coverage, contact Dan Aubrey: dan@princetoninfo.com or 609-396-1511, ext. 207. For advertising, contact Thomas Fritts: tfritts@communitynews.org or 609-396-1511, ext. 110.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and keep washing your hands.

Sara Hastings, Editor

hastings@princetoninfo.com

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